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Landmark Tree Program Management

The Urban Forestry Council (UFC) manages the Landmark Tree nomination program and oversees the entire nomination process. They will hold at least two public hearings on each nomination, following which they make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on whether or not a tree is worthy of landmark status. If the tree is found to have enough merit, the Board will then host a series of public hearings on an ordinance to landmark the particular tree. The ordinance, if passed, then moves to the Mayor for final approval.

SF Environment supports the UFC in every step of this process; processing forms, working with nominators, scheduling visits and hearing, gathering documentation, and providing findings to the Board of Supervisors.

Following a successful application, the newly landmarked tree will be overseen by San Francisco Public Works.

Related Content

Landmark Tree Policy
Landmark Tree Program FAQ
List of Landmarked Trees
Landmark Trees of San Francisco
Penalties of Violation for the Landmark Tree Code

Additional Resources

Landmark Tree Program - Department of Public Works

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